Macroscopically, the testes of Chthonerpeton indistinctum consist of a series of oval lobes. The number and size of lobes is variable in Chthonerpeton indistinctum. Histologically, the testes are divided into structural units, locules separated by septa of connective tissue. Inside of each locule spermatogenesis takes place in cysts of germinal cells that divide synchronically. Chthonerpeton indistinctum is divided chronologically into four stages of development based on the shape of the nuclei of the spermatids and their arrangement in the cyst: (1) round, (2) kidney shaped, (3) attenuate, and (4) bouquet arrangement.
Copyright © 1986 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. This article first appeared in Journal of Herpetologyy 20, no. 4 (December 1986): 510-14. doi:10.2307/1564247.
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Sá, Rafael de, and Nibia Berois. "Spermatogenesis and Histology of the Testes of the Caecilian, Chthonerpeton indistinctum." Journal of Herpetology 20, no. 4 (December 1986): 510-14. doi:10.2307/1564247.